Editor's Choice - Our Favorite hygger Aquarium Filter Accessories

1. hygger 6.2-Inch Long Large Aquarium Filter Media, Ceramic Bio Media Blocks for Sump Tank Pond Fish T...

User Ratings: 82 3

hygger First Impressions

"Good product."

It's a pain in the butt to put together the directions don’t do it that well. I have used UG filters for many years. If you don't know much about this just google it. I will update more pictures later, once the water isnt cloudy. It was a struggle to keep the water clear before i got the goldfish. They are easy to clean but are very small. You can cap off the ones you don't want to use.

  • hygger 6.2-Inch Long Large Aquarium Filter Media, Ceramic Bio Media Blocks for Sump Tank Pond Fish Tank Media 7.9 LBs 40-Pack
  • [Dual Purpose Filtration]: This aquarium filter media serves mechanical filtration to catch fine particles and biological filtration for raising good stuff
  • [Large Surface Area]: Premium ceramic media covered with thousands of porous tiny holes provides large surface area for bio filtration as well as filter out sparkling clear water
  • [Crystal Clear Water]: Aquarium media block effectively absorbs fish waste and debris, providing crystal clear water for fish to thrive
  • [Valued Bulk 40-Pack Ceramic Blocks]: Each block measures 6.2" long, 1.5" diameter, approx 90 grams. Package includes: 40 packs ceramic blocks, approximately 7.9 lbs in total
  • [Wide Application]: crack into pieces to any size needed, great for used in freshwater aquariums, planted aquariums, sumps and ponds. (PS: not suitable for saltwater aquarium)
  • Great valued 40 blocks, weight approx 7.9 lbs.
  • Unlike other small sized medias, our fish tank ceramic media measures 6.2" L× 1.5" Dia.
  • A perfect aquarium media not only can be used at aquarium but also koi pond.
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches; 8.95 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The hygger
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.3']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.3']

hygger Final Thoughts

"Easy to handle."

The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. Ignore all the noise about them being outdated they are a must-have buy it. I will update more pictures later, once the water isnt cloudy. I have a Top Fin 10 power filter and these cartridges fit perfectly. Of course you will need to let the silicone cure before installing in water. Within a matter of hours I now have a crystal clear tank with pristine water. We use this product to the extreme.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(242 Points)

2. SheeWay Rectangular Filter Sponge, Filter Cotton Used for Pond and Aquarium Filters, Thickening Mate...

User Ratings: 50

SheeWay First Impressions

"5 gallon tank."

I change my filters once a month, so the 12 pack lasts me a year! They do feel a little thin but we'll see how they hold up over time. My tank is 12x36 so I utilized 3 of the panels. Why not save some money to put towards more fish or supplies. These work great as pre filter sponge on my quiet flow 10. I have been using an Aquaclear 50 on a 20g long planted tank. Tank is clean and all my new shrimp are still alive!

  • SheeWay Rectangular Filter Sponge, Filter Cotton Used for Pond and Aquarium Filters, Thickening Material Fiber Material is not perishable 3cm
  • Manufacture: SheeWay
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SheeWay
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.5']

SheeWay Final Thoughts

"Huge mess."

This filter system doesn't come with everything to you need. The box comes with super easy and clear instructions. These have prevented my original problem. Especially if you have a take with shrimp or baby fish. If your looking for a great media pad, stop here and order this! I also suppose my measuring tape may be off, but I would not think so. Keep your stocking of creatures low.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(2 Points)

3. AQUANEAT 6 Pack Replacement Activated Carbon Cartridges,Low Water Level Filter, Small Turtle Tank Fi...

User Ratings: 73 8

AQUANEAT First Impressions

"The hole is smaller."

Once you do have everything it's a good running system. But if you don't weekly vacuum it up, it will eventually clog the filter. I end up cutting a small 2x3 inch square for each of my media baskets. Have been using this product for few month for my planted tank. Every tank should have intake sponges. I keep tubes of clear silicone sealer around. I've saved so much money since switching, plus my tank stays cleaner.

  • AQUANEAT 6 Pack Replacement Activated Carbon Cartridges,Low Water Level Filter, Small Turtle Tank Filter, Hermit Crab Filter, Submersible Aquatic Reptile Terrarium Filter, up to 3 Gallon
  • Replacement cartridges for 3 gal low water level filter
  • 6 pcs activated carbon cartridge for chemical filtration - removes odors and discoloration from water
  • Dense floss that traps fine debris ensures crystal clear water
  • Replace the cartridge once it gets clogged
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUANEAT
  • Quality [star rating='4.9']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.8']

AQUANEAT Final Thoughts

"Really good stuff."

Fish that are constantly swimming hard will tire and die from stress. I had to take a blade and run it through all the slats because the factory doesnt q. Also work great as filler for canisters and other filters. You may notice this brand is lower cost than some others. Replace prefilter on pump inlet while filter is running. I purchased this bulk filter media for a Fluval 207 canister filter. Replace prefilter on pump inlet while filter is running.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(18 Points)

4. Fluval Chi Filter Replacement- 3 Filter Cartridges and 1 Foam Biological Cartridge

User Ratings: 82 2

Fluval A1421 First Impressions

"They work very well."

Within a matter of hours I now have a crystal clear tank with pristine water. Does the job and price was less or at least same as big retailers. We operate a saltwater bait store, dealing in live shrimp and bull minnows. If you have a nano tank with filter these would be perfect for that setup. I change my filters once a month, so the 12 pack lasts me a year! Don't restrict air-flow around them as they do get quite warm. Still, the price is of course fine at 4 for 6.

  • Fluval Chi Filter Replacement- 3 Filter Cartridges and 1 Foam Biological Cartridge
  • Replacement media for the Fluval Chi aquariums
  • Contains 1 filter and 3 foam pads
  • Media works to provide a healthy aquatic environment
  • Replacement media for the Fluval Chi aquariums
  • 3 Filter Cartridges and 1 Foam Biological Cartridge
  • Media works to provide a healthy aquatic environment
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4 x 5 inches; 0.8 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval A1421
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Fluval A1421 Final Thoughts

"I love it!"

The filters fit fine and I was happy to see that some carbon packs were included. I don't advise using a UG filter as the only filtration source in large tanks. In 20 gallon and under sized tanks these start becoming feasible primary filters. Also work great as filler for canisters and other filters. I will be using Koral Filter material from now on. It was nicely packaged and is a high quality filter material. Fish that are constantly swimming hard will tire and die from stress.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(113 Points)

5. AQUPON Aquarium Filter Media Pad - Cut to Fit Roll (Dye-Free/Blue Bonded) 0.75 Inch Thickness

User Ratings: 75 2

AQUPON First Impressions

"They seem to be legit."

Don't get anything smaller than 750VA as you don't want to overload them. We use this product to the extreme. It comes with carbon filters, and air stones. Right now I am letting the filter work it's magic. 7in, which is only about half the length of the unit. I purchased this bulk filter media for a Fluval 207 canister filter. The main part is cleaning, that I need to find out.

  • AQUPON Aquarium Filter Media Pad - Cut to Fit Roll (Dye-Free/Blue Bonded) 0.75 Inch Thickness
  • Superior filtration and water flow
  • Long lasting dye free non-toxic filtration
  • Washable, cut to fit, 3/4"-1" thick filter
  • Duplicates or surpasses original equipment specifications
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Made in USA
  • Manufacture: Aqupon
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUPON
  • Quality [star rating='4.7']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

AQUPON Final Thoughts

"5 gallon enchant tank."

Replace prefilter on pump inlet while filter is running. Fill with the supplied carbon and voila. We use this product to the extreme. It was nicely packaged and is a high quality filter material. I was having a problem with tiny fish getting sucked into the inlets. I had to take a blade and run it through all the slats because the factory doesnt q. I keep tubes of clear silicone sealer around.

Overall Score
4.6

[star rating="4.6"]
(231 Points)

6. N.1 Aqua Lady-7 inch Aquarium Felt Filter socks-300 Micron 7 inch Ring by 12.5 inch Long 4 Pack– f...

N.1 First Impressions

"STICK WITH THE ORIGINAL."

For obvious reasons, don't put them directly above or below a tank. Within a matter of hours I now have a crystal clear tank with pristine water. This filter system doesn't come with everything to you need. Keep your stocking of creatures low. Fill with the supplied carbon and voila. I changed water 4 days in a row and still cloudy. I double the size and fold them and put the bagged carbon between the layers.

  • N.1 Aqua Lady-7 inch Aquarium Felt Filter socks-300 Micron 7 inch Ring by 12.5 inch Long 4 Pack– fits Eshopps and Aqueon
  • Manufacture: Aqua Lady
  • Editor's Impressions Of The N.1
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

N.1 Final Thoughts

"It's worth that price."

I missed it in my opinion these filters are a must have. We rinse the filters 2x a day and they remain in continuous 24 hour operation. Tank is clean and all my new shrimp are still alive! The UG is certainly no exception to that. Much better than the cartridges you get when you buy the filters. But by two weeks, the output did drop. Stop buying those expensive filters, buy this and make your own.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(2 Points)

7. SunGrow Sponge Underwater Corner Aquarium Filter, Works for Tropical Fish & Breeder Aquarium, Slow C...

User Ratings: 65 6

SunGrow First Impressions

"Without making a mess!"

Did all of mine The same, never ripped a one and they all fit like a glove. Still, the price is of course fine at 4 for 6. Most plants won't like the highly oxygenated gravel and will die. The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. For my smaller fish tank I find that it is just enough. If you have a nano tank with filter these would be perfect for that setup. If you have several aquariums, use separate UPS backups.

  • SunGrow Sponge Underwater Corner Aquarium Filter, Works for Tropical Fish & Breeder Aquarium, Slow Current, Perfect for Fry & Small Fish, Must-Have for Aquarium Hobbyist
  • ✔MOST SUITABLE FILTER FOR BETTAS AND IDEAL FOR BREEDING TANKS --- If fish in your aquarium do not thrive in strong currents, they need SunGrow Sponge Filter. The filter produces required gentle filtration. As the suction is not being created by a pressurized pump, it is also a fitting choice for breeding tanks. The baby fish won’t be put in danger during filter intake. Plus the microorganisms on the surface of the sponge can also serve as an additional food source for the growing fish.
  • ✔MAKES YOUR WEEKLY TASKS LESS FREQUENT --- This reliable tool is also the easiest method of filtration for your Betta tank. Changing cartridges of your filter media weekly with this double sponge filter will no longer be necessary. Cleaning it every few weeks by submerging it in the used aquarium water, gently squeeze then release a few times to remove collected particulate matter. This is the doing the job more economically and more efficiently.
  • ✔DOUBLE FILTRATION EFFECT, IDEAL FOR 120 LITRES/32 GALLON-TANKS OR LESS --- In the process that it traps floating debris and gives protection to your baby fish from being sucked up, mechanical filtration is taking place. On the other hand, biological filtration happens when beneficial substance was able to colonize the sponge that facilitates break-in cycle. The filter is ideal for tanks with up to 120 liters/32 gallons capacity.
  • ✔CAN BE USED AS PRE-FILTER OR SECONDARY FILTER TOO --- If combined with HOB (Hang on Back) filters, it helps keep large debris from entering the canister and will also allow the cartridges to last. This amount of particles caught by the sponge keeps the canister from blockage.
  • ✔EASY TO INSTALL, MAINTAIN AND CLEAN --- Mount this easily anywhere in your aquarium with the 2 suction cups included in the pack. It can also be placed on the back wall should you want to have it hidden. Just install an airline into the unit and turn on the air pump when you set it up. Remember to have regular maintenance and simply rinse and squeeze sponge in tank water.
  • Manufacture: Luffy Pets Collection
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
  • Quality [star rating='3.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

SunGrow Final Thoughts

"Good product."

You can put power heads on the riser tubes to increase the flow through the filter. I replace my filter material in my IM Nuvo 20 reef tank every week. It's a pain in the butt to put together the directions don’t do it that well. I will always buy these here on Amazon for the price savings. I have always had an undergravel filter and my aquariums. I have used UG filters for many years. The Tetra Medium bio-bag slip easily on an original Top Fin plastic holder.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(23 Points)

8. Replacement for Aquatic Experts Classic Bonded Aquarium Filter - Blue/White Aquarium Filter Media Ro...

AirstarFilters 5FT-Blue/White_12"_v3 First Impressions

"I have 2 tanks."

I've definitely noticed a difference in my water quality. I have always had an undergravel filter and my aquariums. The more you overpopulate your tank, the more frequently you'll have to do this. This improves flow and prolongs time between cleaning. I purchased these for an aquarium at school. It's a pain in the butt to put together the directions don’t do it that well. The other tank is an old AIO retro tank I have with a media rack in it.

  • Replacement for Aquatic Experts Classic Bonded Aquarium Filter - Blue/White Aquarium Filter Media Roll Bulk Can Be Cut to Fit Most Filters - 12 inch x 5 Foot Roll
  • Approximately 5 sq. ft.
  • Approx 3/4"-1" thick
  • Perfect for Wet or Dry Applications
  • Suitable for Fish Tanks , Aquariums , Koi Ponds , Paint Booth Filtration , HVAC and More
  • Note: Item may be compressed or folded for shipping purposes
  • Manufacture: AirstarFilters
  • Item Weight: 4 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AirstarFilters 5FT-Blue/White_12"_v3
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

AirstarFilters 5FT-Blue/White_12"_v3 Final Thoughts

"I had one break easily."

I just changed it today and the water is crystal clear-- no problems. I purchased this bulk filter media for a Fluval 207 canister filter. I will update more pictures later, once the water isnt cloudy. That's a long time if you knew how nasty that many shrimp and minnows can be! It was nicely packaged and is a high quality filter material. Of course you will need to let the silicone cure before installing in water. I keep tubes of clear silicone sealer around.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(1 Points)

9. Marineland Ammonia neutralizing zeolite blend aquarium carbon media

User Ratings: 80 1

MarineLand PA0391 First Impressions

"I have 2 tanks."

That's a long time if you knew how nasty that many shrimp and minnows can be! But by two weeks, the output did drop. Did all of mine The same, never ripped a one and they all fit like a glove. Customizable in terms of media used. My tank is 12x36 so I utilized 3 of the panels. You will also need to replace their rechargeable batteries about every 2 years or so. Does the job and price was less or at least same as big retailers.

  • Marineland Ammonia neutralizing zeolite blend aquarium carbon media
  • REMOVES AMMONIA: Blend of Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon and Zeolite removes toxic ammonia and impurities.
  • FOR FRESHWATER: Ideal for all freshwater aquariums and ponds.
  • TEST FREQUENTLY: Test water regularly for ammonia levels and add Diamond Blend as instructed.
  • MARINELAND FILTRATION PRODUCTS: Count on Marineland brand for the most reliable, technically advanced aquariums and accessories on the market.
  • Manufacture: Marineland
  • Product Dimensions: 3.75 x 3.75 x 5.5 inches; 1.44 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MarineLand PA0391
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

MarineLand PA0391 Final Thoughts

"Hehehehehe shhhhh."

The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. I had to take a blade and run it through all the slats because the factory doesnt q. Just be super careful with the tubes! I just changed it today and the water is crystal clear-- no problems. The filter material itself is good quality material too that doesn't break open. This improves flow and prolongs time between cleaning. The other tank is an old AIO retro tank I have with a media rack in it.

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(573 Points)

10. AQUANEAT Canister Filter Polishing Pads Compatible to MarineLand C-160/220 Replacement Filter Floss ...

User Ratings: 73 10

AQUANEAT First Impressions

"I have 2 tanks."

For obvious reasons, don't put them directly above or below a tank. The Tetra Medium bio-bag slip easily on an original Top Fin plastic holder. Don't believe people who tell you they are dangerous for your tank. I even used some in my Fluval 206 canister filter on my freshwater tank. Small amounts of these bubbles can also help oxygenate the water over time. You can cap off the ones you don't want to use. I will keep using these and recommend them to anyone.

  • AQUANEAT Canister Filter Polishing Pads Compatible to MarineLand C-160/220 Replacement Filter Floss Generic Aquarium Sponge Media
  • Generic pads for MarineLand canister filter 160/220GPH, C-160 & C-220.
  • 4x sponge bio filter pads (1xCoarse, 2xMedium, 1xFine): trap most visible debris particles without restricting water flow. (Reusable after rinsed)
  • 12 pcs of white floss pads: Filter out fine particles providing crystal clear water.
  • Provide both mechanical and biological filtration.
  • Includes: 1xcoarse (Blue), 2x medium (Green), 1xfine (Black) + 12 floss filter pads (White)
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AQUANEAT
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

AQUANEAT Final Thoughts

"Pretty good."

Especially if you have a take with shrimp or baby fish. Never use live rooting plants with UG filters. Does the job and price was less or at least same as big retailers. This is great for transporting aquarium life from location to location too. I have been buying these bags for years. The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. Don't believe people who tell you they are dangerous for your tank.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(44 Points)

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